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Current Obituaries

Richard M. Pruss

Richard M. Pruss, 75 of Larchmont, passed away on July 14, 2018. All services are private.

Elvina J. O’Byrne

Elvina J. O’Byrne

Elvina Julia O’Byrne passed into rest on July 12, 2018. She was born at home in Poughkeepsie, daughter of the late Edwin McCullough and Katherine Burns. Elvina overcame many physical obstacles as a child and went on to graduate as an LPN from Child’s Hospital, Albany, NY in 1950. She spent her entire career caring for nursing home residents.

Elvina was predeceased by her husband, Samuel J. O’Byrne, as well as her brothers Stanley and Edwin McCullough and her sister Helen Byrd. She is survived by her daughter Eileen Keane, son-in-law Michael P. Keane Jr, her grandchildren David and Keriann and her great-grandson Tyler.

Elvina loved life, her family and adventure. She traveled all over the United States, enjoying every moment.

We loved her and will miss her until we meet again one day.

Viewing will be on Monday, July 16th from 4 to 8 pm. Service will be at the funeral home on Tuesday, July 17th at noon.

Interment will be private

Francisco S.W. Chen

Francisco S.W. Chen

Francisco S.W. Chen, a resident of the Bronx, NY, passed away on July 10, 2018. He was 92 years old and lived a good life with a loving family and great friends. He was the devoted husband of Bernadette Chen, and the father of Angela, Fran, Joseph, and Mario. He was predeceased by his beloved daughter Lore Chen. He is also survived by his six grandchildren.
Francisco worked over 30 years for the NYC Department of Social Services, where he met and maintained a group of lifelong friends. His favorite pastime was going to weekly lunches with a group of work friends. They met religiously every week for decades, and this brotherhood brought joy to his life and kept him young. He loved adventure and spent many years of his life traveling around the world with family.
Services will be held on July 17, 2018, in honor of his life. Viewing will the 8:30 am – 10:15 am at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel, 16 Shea Place, New Rochelle, NY. A funeral mass is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church, 15 Shea Place, New Rochelle. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, NY.

Alec Lewkowicz

Alec Lewkowicz

Alec Lewkowicz Jr. A resident of Mamaroneck NY passed away suddenly on July 8, 2018, he was 27. Alec was born In New Rochelle NY on Nov. 17, 1990 to Alec Lewkowicz and Kathleen Iannuzzi. He was a graduate of Mamaroneck High School.
In addition to his parents he is survived by his loving stepfather Richard Iannuzzi and his loving siblings Ryan Lewkowicz and Tara Lewkowicz as well as his grandmother and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He also leaves behind his devoted girlfriend Sarah Mackay.
Alec had a kind, loving soul. He loved his family and his friends. He loved music and concerts, Howard Stern and the San Fransisco 49ers. We will miss him fiercely. Visiting hours will be on Friday 4-8pm at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel, Inc., 16 Shea Place, New Rochelle. A funeral Mass is scheduled for Saturday 9:30am at Holy Name Church in New Rochelle. Interment will follow at Greenwood Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donation may be made to Butterflies from Jodie, 33 President St, New Rochelle, NY 10801.

Janet DeSandre

Janet DeSandre (Zaccagnino), a longtime resident of New Rochelle, NY and South Yarmouth, MA, passed away peacefully on July 7, 2018.
Janet is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Vic. Together they raised 3 children, Joanne (Thomas Lewis) of Mahopac, Maria (George Leone) of Mt. Vernon, and John DeSandre (Kerry DeSandre) of Mahopac.
She is also survived by her 6 grandchildren, Kimberly Di Padova , Thomas Lewis ,Alison Montgomery ,Rebecca Santoiemma, Lt. Michael DeSandre and Kelly DeSandre. In addition, her nine great grandchildren. Her family meant the world to her.
Janet was born in 1930, in New Rochelle to the late Joseph and Catherine Zaccagnino. She was predeceased by her brother Don and is survived by brother, Nicholas and brother-in-law Donald DeSandre.
Janet worked for Cambridge University Press before retiring to Cape Cod, her happy place.
Visiting hours will be Tuesday July 10, 2018 at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel 16 Shea Pl. ,New Rochelle, NY from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm
A Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Holy Family Church in New Rochelle, NY. At 10:30. Interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Lung Association

Rocco Petriello

Rocco Petriello

Rocco Petriello, a longtime resident of New Rochelle, died on July 8, 2018. He was 90. He was born on May 19, 1928, one of 11 children, in Guardia Lombardi to the late Luigi and Pasqualina (D’Antona) Petriello.
He married his beloved wife Maria on July 4, 1954, who predeceased him on March 12, 2013.
He is survived by his four children Pasqualina (Angelo) Portanova, Michelina (Mario) Giordano, Adelina (Walter) Arenas, and Giuseppe (Rita) Petriello, 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be Monday 4-8pm at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel 16 Shea Place New Rochelle, NY. A funeral mass is scheduled for Tuesday 10:30am at Blessed Sacrament Church. Entombment will follow at Ferncliff Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.

Neil C. Vetrano

Neil C. Vetrano

Neil C. Vetrano, a lifelong resident of New Rochelle, died on July 6, 2018. He was 71.
Neil was born on May 30, 1947 in New Rochelle to the late Eli and Antoinette (Pesacreta) Vetrano.
He worked for many years in Sales for the Auto Parts industry in Westchester County.
He served in the army during the Vietnam War from August 1968 to November 1969.
He is survived by his wife the former Maureen Viccaro whom he married on August 11, 1968; his daughter Dawn Vetrano; his sister Patricia (Bernard) Trapani; his 2 nieces and one nephew from Arizona; his sister-in-law Rosemarie Belchier; nephews Thomas, Ricky (Michele), and grandnieces: Dominique, Brittney (Jay) and their daughter Briella and his many friends and extended family. He was predeceased by his brother-in –law Thomas Belchier.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to Montefiore New Rochelle and their ICCU Unit on Gun Hill Road.
Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 3-8pm at Sisto & Paino Inc., 16 Shea Pl. New Rochelle, NY 10805. A funeral Mass is scheduled for Wednesday 10:30am at Holy Name Church. Interment will follow at Greenwood Union Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Montefiore ICCU, 111 East 210th Street, Bronx, NY or DAV, P.O Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250.

Patrick J. Lynch

Patrick J. Lynch

Patrick J. Lynch Jr. age 74 of New Rochelle, passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2018. He graduated from St. Joseph School of the Deaf. He worked 30 years for the United States Postal Service and retired from PS47 in New York City. He was the son of the late Patrick Lynch Sr. and Bridget (Gormally) Lynch. He is survived by his longtime partner of 40 years Sandra Neves and her two children Tony Neves and Stefanie (Lee) Golebieski. He is also survived by several cousins. Patrick loved to watch sports especially the Yankees and Knicks. He also loved to travel to Ireland and going to Deaf community functions.

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